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Old 06-14-2019, 01:14 PM
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Pictures will follow after I pick it up this afternoon. 28 frigging days is all it took from sending order to dealer (MacMulkin) to arrival today VIA courtesy delivery by over the road transport. It is LBR w/Kalahari & chrome wheels. Have given it a pretty good going over but more detailed when they're done with PDI. There were a few tiny marks here & there but told them not to even wash it since it is going to CarPro in Springfield, Mo. next week for paint correction & ceramic coating. Panel fit looked very good. It was inside to protect from "looky loos" & kinda dark. But OMG I am already pumped with this color. It's such a DEEP DARK red that really pops & it'll probably make me cry when I pick it up after CarPro! This is a small town GM dealer who gets no allocations for Vettes but has taken care of my "14 Z51/16 Z06/ & now this one. Long as I keep my eye on them they do good work! I AM NOT KNOCKING THE DEALER as some here love to do. I realize they have limited knowledge on these cars. When they called this a.m. they immediately said "we're not a corvette dealer" & proceeded to tell me what they CAN'T DO. Said they're supposed to go over ALL the features on the car but no-one there knows anything about ALL the features. NO PROBLEM since this is my 3rd C7. I emphasized that they check all fluids including tranny, rear end, etc & they agreed that they could do. They said no one is allowed to drive it except me & the Saleman Mgr. said he''ll go with me when "we" fill it up when I mentioned ONLY 93 Octane. I plan on bringing it home, putting it on 4 jack stands & swapping out my Borla, CAGS, checking fluids again (will also check oil level after warming it up & before leaving dealer). Crazy, after 3 C7s, I still couldn't resist jumping up & down & saying "HOLY COW THAT'S FRIGGING BEAUTIFUL"! Who says you HAVE to be old at 68! HUGE SHOUT OUT TO MacMulkin for superb customer service & keeping me informed every step of the way! PS: Yep, I know I need a new avatar pic!

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Congratulations . Mine is also LBR. Great color. I was just up at Macmulkin last week and met Tommy. Class act and a heck of an impressive dealership. They were unloading a car hauler while I was there that had just come in from Bowling Green.

Enjoy the new ride.
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Congrats. That color combo sounds sweet. Enjoy the new ride.
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Glad you like it. I ordered the color after just seeing pictures. I decided to go look at one with LBR at a local place an hour ago and while granted it was in the showroom and the lighting wasn't very bright, I'm having really conflicted feelings. It was just straight maroon in that lighting. My wife gave me this cringy face. Looked like this color-



I'm hoping I didn't make a choice I will regret.
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Thanks folks! Just got call that it's ready & courtesy driver will be here shortly to haul my excited butt to dealer. I'll be able to get a much better inspection with it outside even tho it's cloudy. OMG, what if I get caught in rain coming home? I'm sure that would be covered by WARRANTY!
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Congrats, enjoy the car.
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Another LBR Fan here! Congrats!

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Another LBR Fan here! Congrats!
Nice wheels!
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Forgot to mention for those that are unaware, not that it makes a difference. When I picked up my M7/'19 Z06 yesterday I got in & started it same way (TRIED) as my M7/'16 Z06. What the hell? Looked at the DIC saw what I THOUGHT was same message as always "push in clutch, parking brake on-push start". Couple of more tries, then FINALLY, I slowly re-read the DIC info. Push in clutch, parking brake on, PUT FOOT ON BRAKE! WTH! Guess the Government/GM are keeping us from doing something stupid by now making MANUAL trannys have you push on brake with right foot while doing the above.
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Rob, a big CONGRATS to you !! I agree on the excitement factor. I'm 61, have had a lot of nice things (houses, vacations, pool, etc.) over the last 30 years. I'm as pumped as you and it's a lot of fun getting this excited over something. Of course, for me, it's been 12 years since I bought my new C6, so it's really exciting!!

Can't wait for the pics. Now got out there in your garage and love on her some for me.
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Forgot to mention for those that are unaware, not that it makes a difference. When I picked up my M7/'19 Z06 yesterday I got in & started it same way (TRIED) as my M7/'16 Z06. What the hell? Looked at the DIC saw what I THOUGHT was same message as always "push in clutch, parking brake on-push start". Couple of more tries, then FINALLY, I slowly re-read the DIC info. Push in clutch, parking brake on, PUT FOOT ON BRAKE! WTH! Guess the Government/GM are keeping us from doing something stupid by now making MANUAL trannys have you push on brake with right foot while doing the above.
WTF ?? !!! Why they be hating on the one legged drivers !!!
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:36 PM
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Glad you like it. I ordered the color after just seeing pictures. I decided to go look at one with LBR at a local place an hour ago and while granted it was in the showroom and the lighting wasn't very bright, I'm having really conflicted feelings. It was just straight maroon in that lighting. My wife gave me this cringy face. Looked like this color-



I'm hoping I didn't make a choice I will regret.
I've been told that the Siren Red Tintcoat (like our 2018 Tahoe) is the same color as LBR . If that is twue - trust me - you will NOT be disappointed. It is blah in the garage, but STUNNING in the sunlight. I also saw a new LBR Z06 at our dealership. It was in a poorly lit area, and it was not impressive at all. Have you checked out the official C7 LBR thread here? The pics of those in the sunlight is fine as frogs hair
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Default confirmed - Siren Red = LBR yes !!!

This is awesome news.

The paint Code on my order is G1E !!

After we bought the 2018 'Ho, I told my wife, her cars red was much better than mine (Crystal Red C6)


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Yeah I looked at a tahoe in siren today and while it was admittedly a bit dirty it didn't blow my socks of like I hoped it would-


I guess I was hoping it would look a bit redder. Has some gold flake in it by the looks of it. If it looked like that Cajun Red they have I'd be all about it.

Some pics I see of it it looks almost like a deeper crystal red but I can't seem to replicate that in real life-



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In the end it’s just another shade of what I like to call “retirement red.”

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In the end it’s just another shade of what I like to call “retirement red.”

Yeah that's kind of the vibe I got. I'm 31 so maybe I am just not ready to appreciate it yet?

If it looked like the pic in the bottom of my last post most of the time I'd have no doubts at all.

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Holy crap - mine's gonna like that, except the rockers. I ordered black wheels. Not sure if that rear spoiler is the same or bigger?
Can anyone tell me what rockers those are. Mine will come with the 3/4 rockers.

Rob - are those those the rockers you ordered aftermarket?

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Yeah that's kind of the vibe I got. I'm 31 so maybe I am just not ready to appreciate it yet?

If it looked like the pic in the bottom of my last post most of the time I'd have no doubts at all.
I’m 34. I always poke fun at those colors with some of my coworkers. To each their own. Some of the burgundy and maroons don’t look bad. Dodge’s Blood Red looks pretty good I think.
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Can't haul that river boat with this! Good thing I have the F-150 4x4 for that & winter!




Here's some pics! Washed it this a.m. & drying even with high priced Griot's drying cloths, poor job of drying without leaving spots. My '16 had CarPro franchise shop in Missouri paint correct & ceramic coat. You didn't have to do any pressure & water just sucked up in same towels I used this a.m. Sent them an email earlier asking for a quote for paint correction/ceramic using CQuartz Professional. My paint is damn good compared to the '16 but it can always be improved over factory by getting rid of high/low ridges. I am stoked that it will be frigging incredible. Car is in garage on 4 jack stands! In a.m. I will install some front splash guard, put the Borla (removed from '16) on, & the CAGS solenoid. I'll just leave it on jacks & hope my exposed CF skirts come in Wed as scheduled! Might as well get all that protection on. Supposed to rain here off/on all coming week so just as well.
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